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Child Nutrition

Contact Information

Child Nutrition Services

Leanne Eko, RD, SNS
Director of Child Nutrition Services

Wendy Barkley, RD, SNS
Assistant Director of Child Nutrition Services

Child Nutrition assists school districts and other institutions in providing quality nutrition programs that promote life-long healthful living while providing nutritious meals each day that prepare children for learning.

If you would like additional information about operating Child Nutrition Programs during unanticipated closures, please visit COVID-19 Nutrition & Meals Guidance web page.

School Meal Programs | Community Nutrition Programs | Food Distribution

Our programs guide gives an overview of the programs offered and the number of children served in Washington.

School Meal Programs

Program information for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program (NSLBP), the Special Milk Program and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

Community Nutrition Programs

Program information for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program.

Food Distribution Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution or USDA Foods Program provides foods to eligible Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Public and private schools, Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), and approved state agencies that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to receive foods purchased by USDA. 

Other Program Information

Food Service Management Companies



Information on claiming and reimbursement rates.
The Washington Integrated Nutrition System (WINS) is an online system for Child Nutrition Program sponsors to enter application information and file claims.
Data and reports for multiple programs by School District and by School.
Available grants and funding related to Child Nutrition Programs


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement | en Español | Other Languages Available


Child and Adult Care Food Program
National School Lunch & Breakfast Program